Acacia Coast

After developing an appreciation for craft beer while living in Portland, Ore., Acacia moved to Durango, Colo., for college, and finished her degree in international business in Chambéry, France. After college, she began work with the Center for Creative Leadership, a world-renowned non-profit executive leadership and research organization. During her four years at CCL, she coordinated and managed leadership programs for executives from countless industries around the world. Currently, Acacia works with the BA's government affairs team as the state brewers associations coordinator, traveling the nation in support of America’s craft brewers guilds.

  1. Headed to Vancouver to speak at 14th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference.
  2. Attending CCBA conference in Long Beach today.
  3. Big thanks to Brewers of IN Guild for hosting BA Qual Ambassador, Dick Cantwell and I at the BIG tech conference in Ft Wayne.
  4. On my way to Louisville for the Kentucky Guild of Brewers meeting.
  5. Migrating to the wintery north for the 2016 MI Brewers Guild Winter Conference today.
  6. Off to Gulfport for the Mississippi Brewers Guild meeting today.

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Ten Guilds Gather for Annual Midwest Meeting

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